Transforming Cityscapes: Winning Entries of the 8th IAUB

Transforming Cityscapes: Winning Entries of the 8th IAUB

The 8th IAUB focuses on works of architecture, publications and projects presented by architects and students of the Ibero-American community.

Every two years, a jury of representatives from each field selects the best projects, comparing and contrasting various architectural and urban design initiatives in the countries that comprise the Ibero-American community. The exhibition includes architectural and urban planning projects, publications, research, proposals and videos from 2009-11.

The Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial (IAUB) is an initiative that was launched in 1998 by the Directorate-General of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works of Spain. The eight biennials held have positioned it as one of the leading forums for sharing and contrasting architectural and urban planning initiatives in the Ibero-American community: Spain, Portugal and Latin America.

To date, biennials have been held in Madrid (1998), Mexico City (2000), Santiago de Chile (2002), Lima (2004), Montevideo (2006), Lisbon (2008), Medellín (2010) and Cádiz (2012). The latest edition coincided with the celebration of the bicentenary of Europe’s first great liberal charter: the Spanish Constitution of 1812, fondly known as “La Pepa,” which was signed in Cádiz. The biennials focus on recognising lifetime achievements, outstanding works of architecture, publications, research projects and ideas presented by architects and architecture students.

The 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial (IAUB) comes to the OAS AMA. The biennial focuses on lifetime achievements, outstanding works of architecture, publications, research projects and ideas presented by architects and architecture students. Every two years, a jury comprising representatives of each field selects the best projects, which are subsequently featured in a catalogue and an exhibition.

The 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Design Biennial exhibition offers a selection of the best Ibero-American architecture projects, publications and research produced between 2009 and 2011.

The exhibition includes the architectural and urban design projects, publications, research projects, architecture student proposals and videos selected in every category from the 8th Ibero-American Architecture and Urban Planning Biennial, which were produced in the countries that comprise the Ibero-American community: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and Venezuela.


A series of special events will be organized in conjunction with Transforming Cityscapes: winning entries of the 8th IAUB:

Architects For a Day. Family Workshop

  • Children and their families will design and make a building model as part of a new city. Participants learn ways in which designs affects how we live, work and play. Be creative and build houses, neighborhoods, streets, parks and buildings.
  • On March 8, from 10 am to noon. Free admission. RSVP.

Architecture talk by Carlos Reimers, PHD

  • Carlos Reimers is a faculty member of The Catholic University, a registered Architect in Venezuela and a member of the American Institute of Architects. At Ibero-American trends in the Architecture of the 8th Ibero-American Biennal.
  • On March 12 at 6 pm. Free admission.

Opening reception on January 30, 2014 at 6 pm.

  • Design
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Thu, January 30 —
    Sun, March 16, 2014

Venue

Venue map

AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, 201 18th St, Washington, DC 20006
202-370-0147

Admission

Free admission. Gallery hours: Tuesday - Sunday, from 10 am to 5 pm.

More information

Venue's website

Credits

Presented by the OAS AMA | Art Museum of the Americas, Washington, D.C., SPAIN arts & culture, and the Permanent Observer Mission of Spain to the OAS. The IAUB is organized by the Directorate-General of Architecture, Housing and Land of the Ministry of Public Works of Spain. With the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID), the Council of Architects' Associations of Spain, and the Caja de Arquitectos Foundation. Image: Footbridge over the Carpinteira valley, João Luís Carrilho da Graça, António Adão da Fonseca and Carlos Quinaz, Portugal.

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